Teach Music to Children in New Zealand

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Country: New Zealand,
Type: Teaching & Education, Working with children,

Work as a Music Teacher Assistant, with opportunity to teach a number of different musical instruments, singing, and more. You can also teach Drama, English or other subjects, if you'd like to. You'll work one-to-one and in small groups with the children to assist them with their music and really give them the attention they need. There are many ethnic children from the underprivileged communities, as well as those from many different communities and countries (Maori, Somalia, Tonga and Samoa). These children come from lower socio-economic backgrounds, so your teaching can help them integrate into the normal Kiwi culture!

As an Assistant to the Music Teacher, you'll have the opportunity to work one-to-one and in small groups with the children to assist them with their music and really give them the attention they need. 

Class sizes vary between 20 and 30 children in each class and you'll teach children between the ages of 5 and 18, depending on which school you're at.

You'll be involved in teaching a number of different instruments and groups:

  • Guitar
  • Recorder
  • Keyboards / Piano
  • Choir
  • Instrumental group
  • Ukulele

The lessons you'll teach generally last for 40 minutes and the school day runs from around 8:55 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Your working day will be around 4 to 5 hours of teaching and preparing for your lessons.

The Music project runs from Monday- Friday, or 3 days per week, depending on which school you are at. At Owairaka you would have the opportunity to help 2 days per week as an assistant teacher in normal lessons.


The school dates for 2014 are:
Term 1: 27th Jan / 7th Feb –17th April
Term 2: 5th May – 4th July 
Term 3: 21st July – 26th Sep
Term 4: 13th Oct – 19th Dec

The school dates for 2015 are:
Term 1: 2nd Feb –2nd April
Term 2: 5th 20th April – 3rd July
Term 3: 20th July – 25th Sep
Term 4: 12th Oct – 15th/18th Dec

Anyone working with children and/or vulnerable adults is required to complete a Criminal Records Check (CRC) as part of their application process. We'll provide you with the necessary papers and take you through the process.

You'll live in a centrally located hostel that is friendly and relaxing, making it ideal for long-term stays. You will be sharing a room with other volunteers. There is a communal kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to relax.

Entertainment at your accommodation includes cheap internet access, TV and free pool table. You are literally a stroll from the Sky Tower, harbor and waterfront.

Accommodation is very central and close to the main train station and shopping district. Buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to parts of Auckland and New Zealand or to the many other ‘things to do’!

Food is not provided on this project, but Auckland has restaurants to suit all tastes - the most popular cuisine is New Zealand lamb which can be ordered at many restaurants around the city and is well worth it. For meals in local restaurants, a trip to Auckland's inner city centre is well worth the effort - it bustles with activity and offers a range of choices of restaurants. 

The city centre boasts great shopping, restaurants and pubs or head over to the viaduct for more pubs, nightclubs and multicultural cuisine. You'll get to work via bus, which is close to your accommodation.

4 Weeks £1,395
6 Weeks £1,795
8 Weeks £2,195
10 Weeks £2,595
12 Weeks £2,995
Extra Weeks £200

Start Dates
All year round, subject to school term dates and holidays - you choose your start and finish dates!

4 weeks to 6 months, subject to visa requirements

Minimum age 18, no qualifications necessary. If you're teaching English, you must be fluent in English.

What's included
►Arranging your Programme
►Full pre-departure support and assistance
►Payment Protection Insurance
►Meeting you at the nearest Airport 
►Transfer to your accommodation 


Contact Details



Caravelle House, Goring Road,


BN12 5HY

Telephone 1: 0207 193 6835 (From within the UK) or +44 (0) 207 193 6835 (From outside of the UK)

Website: http://budgetvolunteering.com/new-zealand/teaching-music-auckland.htm

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